MIDDLECOTT™ is an international design organization based in Detroit, Michigan. As Detroit’s premier design consultancy, MIDDLECOTT™ will supercharge your brand through its award-winning formula of high-octane design.

Transportation and industrial designer Brook Banham and graphic designer Judith Grubinger Banham founded MIDDLECOTT™ in 2008 to create contemporary and dynamic design solutions for the needs of small and global companies alike. Beyond the confluence of their individual talents and extensive experience (including work with Puma and BMW) the duo are able to bolster their own offerings by pulling from a global pool of brilliant writers,engineers, CAD specialists, photographers, and other industry contacts in order to ensure that the proper expertise is brought to every project they are assigned. In this way, MIDDLECOTT™ is able to work efficiently both as a small self-contained unit and the leader of a larger, keenly selected team depending on the needs of a given client. This flexibility allows MIDDLECOTT™ to operate on a scale that best fits the task at hand, offering a personalized experience and saving time and cost through eliminating unnecessary manpower and corporate hierarchy.

General enquiries

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN/ ILLUSTRATION including; Transport and Product Design
We create brand extensions, products, and accessories to actively further the success of your company and its bottom line. Starting from scratch and creating completely fresh concepts or working through existing ideas and strategies, we use innovative design principles to bring projects to life all the way through to production. In addition to class leading consumer products, we also offer outstanding transportation solutions from vehicle accessories to complete vehicle concepts, from RVs to automobiles. Whether it’s generating eye candy renderings, ergonomic studies, or finished prototypes, Middlecott is able to work across the design spectrum to ensure exceptionalresults.

Brook Middlecott Banham - brook@middlecott.com, phone: +1 (415) 845 1680 

GRAPHIC DESIGN including; Logo, Branding, Books and Magazine and Website Design
We specialize in branding solutions and high-end print and web material. Whether it’s a revamp or a completely new endeavor, we aim to make companies more competitive in an increasingly competitive global market through world-class design strategies. We create logos, brands, print material, magazines, books, brochures,and websites for businesses ranging in size from small startups to large corporations. We aim to make your company and its products look visually arresting and consequently stand out in the oversaturated digital age, broadening your consumer base and adding horsepower to your company’s bottom line.

Judith Grubinger Banham - judith@middlecott.com, phone: +1 (415) 845 4083

The Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment™ is Detroit’s first-ever Fight Club of Design and unerground automotive industry party blowout. Held in multiple venues nationally  with the Detroit Auto Show and Detroit Design Festival, SEMA Las Vegas and Los Angeles Auto Show  it's an design sketching competition and creative community event, where today’s and tomorrow’s motor industry elite will battle for recognition as the Middlecott Sketchbattle Champion and a herald of the future for Detroit and auto design. The Sketchbattle features an epic pool of design talent from the auto-industry and art college students who convergence on Detroit.
For participation and partnering oppertunies.The Sketchbattles are always looking for new partnering/ sponsorship oppertunities and talented participants.

business enquiries: Frank Schwartz - franks@supplierconsultants.com, phone: +1 (248) 320 0828
contestant enquires: Brook Banham - brook@middlecott.com, phone: +1 (415) 845 1680

Middlecott work with AACS (Advanced Automotive Consulting Services) owned by Frank Schwartz.Frank Schwartz is the founder of CarFriend.me and Advanced Automotive Consulting Services, partner in The Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment and serial entrepeneur. A long time automotive enthusiast, Frank started reading car magazines at the age of 8 and has spent 30+ years working inside the automotive industry. In his spare time Frank races with the Sports Car Club of America, spends time working on his numerous project cars and supports many local charities.
Frank Schwartz - franks@supplierconsultants.com, phone: +1 (248) 320 0828

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